CURRENT active housing projects will deliver 744 housing units across Limerick, the local authority has revealed.
According to Limerick City and County Council, projects funded by a €58 million Government allocation cover both general housing and the Limerick regeneration project.
In last week’s Limerick Post, Labour councillor Joe Leddin questioned the considerable delay in advancing various housing projects across the city area.
In response, Limerick City and County Council explained that there are currently 92 new houses and apartments under construction in Limerick City under the Regeneration project.
“The number of houses and apartments completed now stands at 108. An additional 50 houses and apartments are due to commence before July. The number of vacant houses in each area continues to reduce due to the major refurbishment programme,” a council spokeswoman stated.
The Hyde Road flats scheme, which is been advanced by Cluid Housing Association, is at enabling works stage, she told the Limerick Post.
The construction of over 80 new units at Lord Edward Street also started in February as did the construction of a Primary Care Centre on an adjoining site.
According to the council, these three projects will transform this area of the city, in addition to the employment generated in the shorter term.
“The development of ten units at Cliona Park in Moyross started last December and is due for completion by the end of the year. The construction of new drainage infrastructure to service Southill from Childers Road to O’Malley Park is nearing completion. This is to facilitate the 42 unit first phase of the Churchfield development and enhance infrastructure in the area.
“The construction of eight units at the Sheep Street/Athlunkard Street project and the refurbishment of three houses at 8-10 Gaol Lane are also due to start soon.
“27 units at the Palm Court development in Southill; 20 units at the St Mary’s Park Infill Housing project and two units at Cliona Park in Moyross are being prepared for Part 8 Planning.
“Last year, the Council’s Home and Community Department received approval to purchase 22 units at a cost of €3.9 million. 36 units were purchased within that budget and the council has received keys for 17 of those properties.
It is envisaged that the remainder of the properties will be completed during the summer.
by Alan Jacques